As we face the rise and rise of the Omicron variant, your risk of getting severe Covid may depend on how stressed you are. Now is a great time to look after your mental health.
Families found themselves in need of food assistance during the pandemic.
While the food insecurity rate held steady in 2020, the racial hunger gap increased.
Starting in October 2021, SNAP benefits will be 25% higher than before the pandemic due to a lasting policy change.
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An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
Play is especially important during the summer months, when kids tend to be less active.
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Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Evangelist Billy Graham came to have an enormous influence on American politics and culture.
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A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics.
Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
Lines outside food distribution centers have become a common scene.
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A team of experts are projecting that after a steep increase in 2020, food insecurity rates will dip in 2021. But behind this is a racial gap – rates for Black Americans will remain stubbornly high.
A statue of Bishop Richard Allen outside the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
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As a PBS documentary explores the history of the Black Church, a scholar looks at how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.
Supporters of President Trump put up a cross outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6,
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The fusing of Christian nationalism and violent extremism on display during the attack on the US Capitol can be traced, in part, to two incidents in the early 1990s.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House..
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The Christian right began to coalesce around social and cultural changes in the late 1970s. A scholar explains the emergence of conspiracy theories at the time.
You don’t need rose-tinted spectacles to find joy – even in the most stressful times.
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The pandemic and political turmoil have left many people feeling anxious, angry and despairing. Being open to joy might bring some respite.
Women with less income and education may be hurt more by gender discrimination.
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Women with less income and less education may be hurt most by gender discrimination.
A funeral held in July 1945 for two victims of the Ku Klux Klan, George Dorsey and his sister, Dorothy Dorsey Malcolm, of Walton County, Georgia, held at the Mt. Perry Baptist Church Sunday.
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Religion was no barrier for Southern lynch mobs intent on terror. White pastors joined the KKK, incited racial violence and took part in lynchings. Sometimes, the victim was a preacher.
Memes played a role in 2016 – and they’re set to play an even bigger one in 2020.
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Much was made of The New York Times’ dual endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. But four days prior, a hugely popular Facebook meme group threw its support behind Bernie Sanders.
Millions of America’s youth experience food insecurity.
Faced with uncertainty over their next meal, teens in a Texas study reveal the various things they resort to in order to put food on the family table.
Are there invisible forces at work in the world?
Why do people believe absurd lies about George Soros? The answer depends on the platforms you use, the media influencers you follow and the memes you see.
Evangelical Christian educator, Paige Patterson.
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With controversial Christian educators like Paige Patterson who believe that the Bible teaches women to submit to men, it matters to know today that evangelicals encouraged women’s education in the past.
How peers perform in college can affect student mental health.
When students attend a college where the student body is academically weaker than the one where they went to high school, they are more likely to show symptoms of depression, new research finds.
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For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Examining the president’s Twitter activity.
Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president’s – and anyone else’s – tendencies to use social media.